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SB Nation Reacts: Seahawks fan confidence slightly drops (again) entering bye week

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Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NCAA. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Seahawks fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts.

How many points do the Seattle Seahawks need to win by for our confidence to be 100%? This is the third time this season that after a victory, of which I must add the Seahawks have five out of a possible five, that our confidence in the team has taken a dip. Last week we were at 98% after a bump up for the win over the Miami Dolphins, but that comeback against the Minnesota Vikings puts the number at 93% as we enjoy a week off.

So the blowout win over the Atlanta Falcons was fine, the nailbiters over the New England Patriots and Dallas Cowboys raised some concern in part because of injuries and in part because the defense was terrible, the Dolphins game was fine, but not the thriller over the Vikings. I guess it’s all about perspective and expectations. If we saw this team having only 8-8 potential then confidence would surely be at 100%, but there are Super Bowl aspirations and the Seahawks have made a meal out of a couple of these favorable matchups.

In case you’re wondering, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have 100% confidence and the other teams ahead of the Seahawks are the Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Las Vegas Raiders, Los Angeles Rams, and Cleveland Browns. The bottom of the NFC West confidence rankings are the San Francisco 49ers at 43%, while bottom in general are the Jacksonville Jaguars at 3%. The Atlanta Falcons and Houston Texans saw confidence skyrocket when their respective head coaches and GMs were fired (in Houston’s case, Bill O’Brien was both).

For the national questions, you probably watched Tuesday Night Football between the Bills and Titans. It was only the second Tuesday night NFL game over the past 70 years. With the COVID-19 pandemic not remotely close to going away, we could see more midweek games. Are you expecting that? Most respondents say yes.

Now for the games to look forward to for Week 5, the Chiefs at Bills is no longer unbeaten vs. unbeaten but it’s still SB Nation Reacts’ game of the week. To my surprise, Packers-Buccaneers is 3rd behind Browns-Steelers.

And lastly, the national predictions.